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Left nostril always blocked and is now causing right ear pain?

Left nostril always blocked and is now causing right ear pain?

See ent doctor: Persistent nasal blockage on one side of your nose may indicate a deviated septum, nasal polyps or other obstructing conditions. The opening into your ear is in the back of your nose, so blockage in the nose can lead to ear blockage as well. See an ENT doctor for examination and treatment. ...Read more

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Why does only one of my nostrils close when I sniff? I also feel the need to sniff all the time because of the tubes in my ears.

Nostril Collapse: Our whole face forms from two separate halves. If you know anyone that has had a cleft palate or lip, this is an example of the process not coming together. The nose receives one half from one side and one half from the other. Collapse can be from a weaker cartilage on the one side. ...Read more

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Cleaned ears with q-tip slight blood, than blew nose and again slight blood, nostrils clog back and forth! I'm worried, what should I do!!?

Cleaned ears with q-tip slight blood, than blew nose and again slight blood, nostrils clog back and forth! I'm worried, what should I do!!?

See physician: You may have punctured your eardrum and you must have your ears and sinuses checked by an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Right nostril has been prone to getting stuffed past 3 weeks. Feels like in between nose & ear. What could this be? How to get rid of it?

Right nostril has been prone to getting stuffed past 3 weeks. Feels like in between nose & ear. What could this be? How to get rid of it?

It is allergy: Season this spring and you probably have Allergic rhinitis, less likely is a nasal polyp. best to see you doctor so he can take a look in your nostrils, ears, throat and check your lungs. You may need a prescription for a Nasal steroid spray. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Have a slight cold. Tonight I held one nostril closed and blew to try and clear other nostril and had immediate ear pain on the clogged side.?

Have a slight cold. Tonight I held one nostril closed and blew to try and clear other nostril and had immediate ear pain on the clogged side.?

Pressurized tube: With blowing your nostrils in this manner, the concern is that by doing so, you have opened up the Eustachian tube and added air to the canal which opens up on the inside of your eardrum. This can not only be painful, but could result in bursting of your eardrum.
See a doctor who can evaluate your eardrum. ...Read more

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Mild ear pain from time to time, constant ringing in right ear. Pressure in right ear and squieeking when I pinch my nostriles closed and bllow?

Effusion: Most likely you have an effusion in your right ear. Give it some time it should go away. You have some sort of eustachian tube dysfunction, whether you have a history of ear problems or allergies, that would need to be diagnosed by an ent. ...Read more

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Blocked sinuses. Goes from left ear/nostril to the right. Could it be due to damage to the ear? Loud music?

Blocked sinuses. Goes from left ear/nostril to the right. Could it be due to damage to the ear? Loud music?

Moderate allergy: Alternating congestion is simply moderate but not severe nasal congestion compounding the physiologic nasal cycle. Normally one nasal passage works while the other rests. The cycle switches sides ~every 15 minutes. Mild to moderate nasal congestion adds a little more blockage & makes one aware of the normal process. So this is more likely a typical allergy than permanent hearing loss. ...Read more

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For the last month I've been getting dryed blood up left nostril and Friday all of a sudden my right ear fills full and can here like a buzzing sound?

For the last month I've been getting dryed blood up left nostril and Friday all of a sudden my right ear fills full and can here like a buzzing sound?

Nose bleed, ear full: May be from allergies, or reflux. Elevate head of bed (pillow under mattress). Zyrtec (antihistamine) x 2 weeks before bed and ranitidine. Keep food diary as food intolerance may cause nasal congestion. Also put vasoline inside nares tip at night and in AM it moisturizers the area so does not dry out which leads to bleeding. F/u w/ doc - ear fullness may have developed infection and need meds ...Read more

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My nostrils are burning and itching... My throats sometimes itches, have a slight cough. Left ear is bothering me at times also.

My nostrils are burning and itching... My throats sometimes itches, have a slight cough. Left ear is bothering me at times also.

Itchy throat: You MAY have a food sensitivity or infection. Please see your doc. One good food sensitivity lab test is from Great Plains Lab in Kansas. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I woke up and my left tonsil is swollen and my left ear and nostril are blocked possible causes?

I woke up and my left tonsil is swollen and my left ear and nostril are blocked possible causes?

See your PCP: Your ears, nose, and throat are connected, so a problem with one can mean a problem for another. The proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See your PCP for evaluation and diagnosis. ...Read more

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I just used my neti pot to irrigate on my left nostril and my right ear started burning like salt on an open wound. What's going on?

I just used my neti pot to irrigate on my left nostril and my right ear started burning like salt on an open wound. What's going on?

Hard to know: If the saline solution is properly balanced, it should not sting. It will sting if the salt concentration is too high, but this may be exacerbated if there is irritation of the throat in the area of the right eustachian tube (tube that drains inner R ear). Whether solution reaches the throat sinuses depends on flushing velocity and head position. Using a squeeze bottle helps to control velocity. ...Read more

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I felt some pain in my ear after I used Flonase. I did two sprays in each nostril. Will the pain go away when the medication wears off?

I felt some pain in my ear after I used Flonase. I did two sprays in each nostril. Will the pain go away when the medication wears off?

Not expected: Flonase does not usually cause ear pain. The only thing I can think of is that you were aiming the spray directly to the back and thus hitting the eustachean tube opening but even that is an unlikely scenario. Try aiming the nozzle towards the side walls of the nose instead of the center and let me know if this helps. ...Read more

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Nostrils burn when I bend over. It feels exactly like when you get water in your nose. Headaches and ears feel full lately. What causes this?

Nostrils burn when I bend over. It feels exactly like when you get water in your nose. Headaches and ears feel full lately. What causes this?

Difficult to tell: I think you need to consult an ENt re. These issues. However I do suspect that you may have a sinus infection. Did the CT sinus show any obstruction at the sinus openings (ostia)? . ...Read more

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I used Flonase last night two sprays in each nostril & I don't like the feeling I got in my ears. How long does it take for medication to wear off?

I used Flonase last night two sprays in each nostril & I don't like the feeling I got in my ears. How long does it take for medication to wear off?

Maybe a day, but...: Flonase sprayed into the nose should not cause a bad feeling in the ears. If a bad feeling happens, it may be a coincidence. Be sure the Flonase tip is not plugging the entire nostril when spraying. There is not a direct connection from the nostrils to the ears. Sometimes, we try Flonase in sinus-congestion patients to help the ears normalize their pressures if the ears seem pressurized. ...Read more

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I have IIH. Leaning forward when liquid suddenly came from right nostril. The back/right side of head and ear hurts. Can't breath through R. nostril.

I have IIH. Leaning forward when liquid suddenly came from right nostril. The back/right side of head and ear hurts. Can't breath through R. nostril.

Unsure: What caused the liquid you describe. Have you been told you have an encephalocele in addition to IIH? If not, it does not seem plausible for the liquid to be CSF. You may have a sinus infection, ear infection and or mastoiditis causing your pain. While it is probably unrelated to IIH, you should be checked as mastoid pain suggests a more serious infection. (back right side of head). ...Read more

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Hearing improved but still feel fluid in right ear after methylpredniz. Clear nose, sometimes a little bit of thick mucus in left nostril. Wait or doc?

Hearing improved but still feel fluid in right ear after methylpredniz. Clear nose, sometimes a little bit of thick mucus in left nostril. Wait or doc?

Sinus congestion?: Try irrigation with saline using a Neti-pot (see your friendly pharmacist), along with a decongestant and if this does not improve things you can then see somebody. Good luck. ...Read more

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Fluid in ear and headache. Had polyp in right nostril go away but now in left one. Is this normal? Taking medication, but no alleviation for infection

Fluid in ear and headache. Had polyp in right nostril go away but now in left one. Is this normal? Taking medication, but no alleviation for infection

Sinus infection & po: Sinus infection and polyps is fairly common. You have to treat the infection and the Lily's at the same time. We usually give oral steroids, topical nasal steroids and antibiotics for this problem at the same time. You will need a thorough nasal exam with a scope to look for other polyps and then can start the treatment. See an ENT doctor for this in the near future. Good luck and feel better ...Read more

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Pain on right side of head, right ear pain, and blood from my right nostril in mornings I need right upper wisdom out but not sure. What this is thanks

Pain on right side of head, right ear pain, and blood from my right nostril in mornings I need right upper wisdom out but not sure. What this is thanks

Otolaryngologist: There may be blockage of the eustachian tube in the back of your nose or a sinus congestion present. I don't think that the wisdom tooth is the culprit. Try nasal irrigations with warm, salt water and if symptoms persist, see an otolaryngologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Why is it you can breathe normal through left nostril but the right feels like it is blocked but done seen ENT said no blockage and ear feel itneedpop?

Why is it you can breathe normal through left nostril but the right feels like it is blocked but done seen ENT said no blockage and ear feel itneedpop?

Nasal breathing: Hello. It sounds like you have a form of rhinitis that may be affecting your turbinate reactivity as well as your Eustachian tube function. An allergy evaluation and further medicine trial would be my recommendation. See your doctor for confirmation. ...Read more

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I have congestion in my right nostril and pain on my right ear. A feeling of a lump under my right jaw and right base of head. Can you help?

I have congestion in my right nostril and pain on my right ear. A feeling of a lump under my right jaw and right base of head. Can you help?

Sinus infection: Possible sinus infection, causing secondary ear infection and inflammation of neck lymph node (neck gland), see your primary care physician or an otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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I have a swollen nostril and fluid behind my ears I have a nasal spray for it, could this be the cause of me feeling off balance and sick?

I have a swollen nostril and fluid behind my ears I have a nasal spray for it, could this be the cause of me feeling off balance and sick?

Yes: Congestion affects the inner ear which is responsible for maintaining balance and such imbalance can cause vertigo, nausea and vomiting. An otolaryngologist is best qualified to advise and treat you if nasal irrigations with warm salt water, nasal decongestant spray and, if you can take them, oral decongestants don't help. These sprays and oral decongestants are not meant for long term use however. ...Read more

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I have itching in left nostril. Sometimes it extends to left cheek, left ear and left eye. Occasionally, I feel shrill type of feeling on face.?

I have itching in left nostril. Sometimes it extends to left cheek, left ear and left eye. Occasionally, I feel shrill type of feeling on face.?

See your doctor.: This sounds like it could be involving a portion of the facial nerve, or it could just be an unusual itch, but I would preferr you see your doctor and check it out. At 66 nerves and shingles can be a very uncomfortable situation. ...Read more

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I have sinus pressure on left side of face, ear aches/head sometimes and have dried bloody boogers in left nostril at times. What is the cause of this?

I have sinus pressure on left side of face, ear aches/head sometimes and have dried bloody boogers in left nostril at times. What is the cause of this?

MY ACHING HEAD: Sinuses are air-filled structures in our heads that warm & filter the air we breathe while decreasing the weight of our skull. When inflamed and filled with mucus, it is like having heavy, water balloons pressing on your face from the inside (ouch). Consider antihistamines (Cetrilizine) and/or decongestants (Pseudoephedrine). If not improving, consult me and we'll figure it out together. ...Read more

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I've been getting allergy shots for 2 years. Every other week now. Still really bad. Dry nostrils. Fluid behind ears, but no infection. Spasms/ Clicking. Congestion. Taking allegra (fexofenadine). Any suggestions?

I've been getting allergy shots for 2 years. Every other week now. Still really bad. Dry nostrils. Fluid behind ears, but no infection. Spasms/ Clicking. Congestion. Taking allegra (fexofenadine). Any suggestions?

Fluid behind ears: Fluid behind the ears may be Serous Otitis Media. Recommend you use Clear. Ease Lozenges - one 3x a day, melt in mouth between cheek and gums.
This is a proteolytic enzyme - papase and bromelein that is developed for Scuba Divers and Pilots who have ear blockage. Will also aid your "clicking."
Details at www. Grossaninstitute. Com ...Read more

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I just got over a ear infection with sinusitis. When I bend over there is clear watery yellow fluid coming out of my nostril. Should I worry?

Possibly: Most likely this is sinus drainage from your recent infection, but there is a possibility that this could be cerebral spinal fluid. You should go to your doctor so he or she can examine you and get further history to determine the cause of this drainage. ...Read more

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I've had sore in both nostrils off and on for the last month and a half, rash on neck, face and chest and fluid in the ears. Any idea what this is?

I've had sore in both nostrils off and on for the last month and a half, rash on neck, face and chest and fluid in the ears. Any idea what this is?

Allergy: The variety of symptoms that you are describing sounds like a viral infection. The middle ear fluid should cause a hearing loss. Sores in the nose for a month and a half have no relation to middle ear fluid. A rash on the neck, face, and chest along with the middle ear fluid sounds like a viral infection or most likely an allergic problem. See you primary care doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Throbbing ache in forehead then nostril cleared up, not congested in nose, but ears still stuffy & forehead ache. How could I treat this naturally?

Throbbing ache in forehead then nostril cleared up, not congested in nose, but ears still stuffy & forehead ache. How could I treat this naturally?

Sinus headache: A frontal headache in a 24 year old female could be due to a sinus infection or sinus congestion. An option for natural treatment is a saline sinus rinse you can purchase over the counter, like a NetiPot or saline flush. If your headache persists however, please see a physician. ...Read more

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Bad pain in left nostril, way up. Pain in upper teeth, all the way to left ear. No congestion. "popping" pain in left nostril. N. Fowleri?

2 consults: Please see both Dentist to evaluate tooth pain and ENT specialist to evaluate sinus/nose/ear issues. You need to be seen by doctors, not by a computer. ...Read more

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Ear yanked hard 10/8.Tender bump at post opening to canal is like broken nose septum would jut into nostril. Ache. Ear lift yields old canal shape. Do?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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How do you know if you're leaking CSF? I had some clr liquid running suddenly from my right nostril when I was leaning forward. Head hot, eyes/ears hurt.

How do you know if you're leaking CSF? I had some clr liquid running suddenly from my right nostril when I was leaning forward. Head hot, eyes/ears hurt.

CSF: Usually you would require trauma first. A simple way is check the liquid draining from the right nostril. CSF contains glucose, as nasal drainage does not. Finally a CT scan or an MRI would help if there are ongoing concerns. All the best. ...Read more

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What causes my right nostril and right eye to be dry and my right ear and right side of my mouth to hurt?

What causes my right nostril and right eye to be dry and my right ear and right side of my mouth to hurt?

See your doctor: This could be just a nasal irritation, but with your nose, eye and mouth all involved I would suspect a possible facial nerve problen and would suggest you see your doctor or a neurologist. ...Read more

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I believe I damaged my right nostril by picking my nose. What doctor would I see for this SPECIFIC issue? Not a ear nose throat cause its tissue damag

I believe I damaged my right nostril by picking my nose. What doctor would I see for this SPECIFIC issue? Not a ear nose throat cause its tissue damag

Yes an ENT MD: If you have damage to your nose caused by picking it you should see an ENT physician. They should be able to help best. ...Read more